from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the larva of an insect which feeds on carpets and other woolen goods. There are several kinds. Some are the larvæ of species of Tinea (as Tinea tapetzella); others of beetles, esp. Anthrenus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of sundry geometrid moths, from their variegated coloration.
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- n. larvae feed on carpets and other woolens
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